WHEN BIKES BECOME LUXURY COLLETCTIBLES
Gold plated and gilded unique bicycles deployed by champions: One Offs too featuring loads of technology and innovative shapes. Luxury bicycles have become increasingly trendy and appealing to glam stars and billionaires. The best brand names of the sector are offering exclusive limited editions to bike buffs who can’t do away with style, cutting edge technology and luxury. Let’s take a detailed look at some of the world’s most expensive bicycles. 24 Solid Gold Bike. Price: $ 500,000 (441,000 €). 24 k gold, 600 black diamonds installed into the frame, 500 sapphires and alligator saddle. Golden Fat Bike. Price: $ 500,000 (441,000 €). Gold plated Mountain bike, from water bottle support bracket to disc brakes while handle bar gr ips are in alligator skin. Butterfly Trek Madone. Price: $500,000. A One off model deployed along the Avenue des Champs Elysées by Lance Armstrong, after the last leg of the 2009 edition of the Tour de France. This model was decorated by Damien Hirst with an infinite number of real butterflies mounted onto the bike’s frame and wheels. Kaws Trek Madone. Price: $160,000. This bicycle was used by Lance Armstrong during the Vuelta in Argentina. The reason for the price, in addition to the owner’s name is that the entire bike’s frame was custom built. M55 EBIKE. Price: from $ 35,200 (31,000 €). Sports project design technology used for Formula One. The M55 boasts an aluminium alloy frame, battery assisted pedalling, compressed air shock dampers and Brembo floating disc brakes. A must have to exhibit as a work of ar t on board of your yacht.